22-year-old man shot, killed while stopping to get gas on Detroit's east side

Police say Javon Perry was shot shortly after midnight

DETROIT – Homicide detectives from the Detroit Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting at an east side gas station.

Police tell Local 4, 22-year-old man Javon Perry was shot shortly after midnight while he was getting gas at the Marathon station in the 15000 block of Gratiot Avenue. 

UPDATE: Detroit police release video from gas station (watch here)

Perry, the father of a young baby girl, was planning to make it a quick trip to the gas station with his white Cadillac. He's remembered by friends, family and factory coworkers a beloved young man. 

Police said Perry had just filled up his tank when another vehicle pulled up. Men jumped out of the vehicle and one of them chased Perry north on Gratiot Avenue. He was shot to death in the street.  

Family members said Perry had worked very hard for his car. 

"Everything he got he worked hard for. That's all those boys know is 'grind for what you want,'" said a family member. 

Police said the men were driving a gold Buick Century or LaSabre. One suspect -- the man seen chasing Perry --  is described as a black man with a light complexion. He was wearing a black hoodie and a cap on backwards with a red logo. 

This is not a Project GreenLight gas station, meaning its surveillance system may not be up to par with what Detroit police want it to be. The footage may not be of the highest possible quality. 

In March, video from a Detroit gas station showed a woman open fire on a vehicle. Police said Project GreenLight was to thank for eventually catching the shooter. 

UPDATE: Here is the video

News alert: Video shows #Detroit gas station murder of Javon Perry was a random act. Suspects & gold car in video: pic.twitter.com/YrFlDCUCro

— Shawn Ley (@ShawnLeyLive) January 5, 2017

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